Boxing Legend George Foreman Accused Of Raping Minors In Stunning New Lawsuits

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Boxing legend George Foreman is being accused of sexually assaulting and abusing two teenage women almost 50 years in the past.

The boxer, who was the world’s heavyweight champ in 1973 and later loved a string of media appearances and enterprise ventures, is the main target of two surprising new lawsuits filed this week in Los Angeles.

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In response to a number of stories, the authorized papers had been filed on Wednesday in Los Angeles Superior Court docket by two ladies. In every lawsuit, the ladies declare their fathers labored with Foreman throughout his rise within the boxing world. Together with it, he allegedly began grooming them as youngsters.

The ladies, who’re recognized within the lawsuits below pseudonyms Denise S. and Gwen H., declare they met Foreman within the late Nineteen Sixties and early Nineteen Seventies. Foreman is listed as “Doe” defendant within the fits, too. Nevertheless, THR notes the paperwork determine the unnamed man as a former boxer who first went professional in 1969 and defeated Joe Frazier for the heavyweight championship in 1973 — so it’s undoubtedly Foreman.

As for specifics, Denise S. claims she first met Foreman when she was 8 years outdated. She alleged within the docs that he groomed her for a number of years till a fateful telephone name in hear early teen years:

“When Plaintiff was 13 years outdated, Doe known as Plaintiff at her residence in Hayward, California and requested Plaintiff if she knew tips on how to masturbate. Through the name, Doe gave plaintiff directions on tips on how to masturbate herself.”

OMG…

The lady went on to assert Foreman allegedly raped her a number of occasions in 1976. She identifies these alleged assaults as occurring at a lodge in San Francisco.

Within the second go well with, Gwen H. claimed her father labored as an advisor to the star throughout his profession. After first assembly the boxer as a toddler, Foreman later invited her to his house when she was 15 years outdated. The submitting alleges Foreman threatened her with the lack of her father’s job if she didn’t do as he requested:

“DOE threatened that if she didn’t comply, her dad would lose his job. DOE then instructed Plaintiff to take away her garments. Feeling the duress and coercion of this risk, Plaintiff complied with DOE’s instructions.”

Gwen additionally alleged Foreman raped her “a number of occasions” when she was 15 and 16. The fits declare there are supposedly different ladies who had been allegedly assaulted by the athlete, too. Each complaints cite sexual battery and intentional infliction of emotional misery. Every lawsuit seeks greater than $25 million in damages, per The Hollywood Reporter.

In an announcement first printed by TMZ, the 73-year-old former professional athlete denied the allegations. The boxer stated:

“Over the previous six months, two ladies have been attempting to extort tens of millions of {dollars} every from me and my household. They’re falsely claiming that I sexually abused them over 45 years in the past within the Nineteen Seventies. I adamantly and categorically deny these allegations. The delight I absorb my fame means as a lot to me as my sports activities accomplishments, and I can’t be intimidated by baseless threats and lies. I’m, and all the time can be, guided by my religion and belief in God. I’ll work with my attorneys to totally and honestly expose my accusers’ scheme and defend myself in courtroom. I don’t choose fights, however I don’t run away from them both.”

Wow.

As THR notes, this lawsuit was capable of be filed after so a few years as a consequence of an an modification the state of California handed in 2020 to increase the statute of limitations on sure intercourse crimes. The modification is supposed to present victims of childhood sexual assault extra time to file redress.

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